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MattyBRaps
Born Matthew David Morris
(2003-01-06) January 6, 2003 (age 15)
Duluth, Georgia, U.S.
Occupation
  • Songwriter, rapper
Years active 2010–present
Home town Suwanee, Georgia, U.S.[1]
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
Labels MattyB, LLC
Website mattybraps.com

Matthew David Morris (born January 6, 2003),[2] better known as MattyB or MattyBRaps, is an American hip-hop artist, known for posting remix videos of popular music on YouTube.

Morris has released numerous covers and remixes of mainstream music since he began his career in 2010.[3] His first cover was of "Eenie Meenie" by Justin Bieber. On August 1, 2014, MattyB's YouTube channel surpassed one billion views.[4] As of July 13, 2015, he has posted over 90 additional covers and 20 original songs on his YouTube channel. On August 27, 2015, his debut EP premiered on YouTube, titled Outside the Lines. The album consists of four original songs.[5] On June 7, 2016, Morris released a memoir book, That's a Rap, with the help of writer Travis Thrasher.[6]

Life and career

Morris[7] was born on January 6, 2003, in Duluth, Georgia,[1] and has three older brothers and a younger sister.[8]

Morris' first song with original lyrics was a remix of "I Believe in You", released on June 22, 2010. His first song available for purchase was a remix of "Just the Way You Are", released on August 11, 2010, featuring Tyler Ward. In late 2012, he peaked at 11th on the Billboard Social 50 Chart with the music video for "That's the Way", which doubled his number of followers on social media sites Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.[9]

Morris has made several appearances on television, performing on Today,[10] The Wendy Williams Show,[11][12] Dr. Phil, and The Queen Latifah Show. He has also featured other artists, including Vanilla Ice and James Maslow.

References

  1. ^ a b "You Down with MattyB?". Suwanee Magazine. 2014-05-14. Retrieved 2015-07-19.
  2. ^ Wete, Brad (2013-09-25). "19. MattyB: 21 Under 21 (2013)". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2015-07-05. Retrieved 2015-07-05.
  3. ^ Rapper MattyB, 9, Bounds Onto Billboard Social 50 Chart at Billboard, by William Gruger; published March 16, 2012; retrieved November 29, 2012
  4. ^ Morris, Matthew. "MattyB Summer 2014 - One Billion Views #ThankYou". YouTube. MattyBVlogs. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Outside the Lines - EP by MattyB on iTunes". Retrieved 2016-02-18.
  6. ^ Carter, Brooke (June 27, 2017). "MattyB Net Worth 2017 - How Much Is the Singer Worth Now? - The Gazette Review". The Gazette Review. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
  7. ^ About - MattyBRaps Retrieved March 2, 2013.
  8. ^ "MattyBRaps 7 Year Old". Exceptional Family TV. 2010-10-04. Retrieved 2013-03-08.
  9. ^ 9-Year Old Rapper MattyB Bounds Onto Billboard Social 50 Chart Retrieved July 11, 2013.
  10. ^ "Billboard: 21 under 21, MattyB". Billboard.com. Archived from the original on July 5, 2015.
  11. ^ "7-Year-Old Rapper Matty B. | The Wendy Williams Show". Wendyshow.com. 2011-06-15. Retrieved 2013-03-08.
  12. ^ Teen.com. "Matty B Raps - Born This Way Rap". Teen.com. Retrieved 2013-03-08.

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